General Notes for Table II-4 data

When interpreting the numbers in the ethnic categories, it should be remembered that the Canadian schools were not required to supply information on the ethnic origin of their students. Two of the seven Canadian schools (Dalhousie and Montréal) elected the option of supplying these data. As a result, the means calculated reflect only the schools in the United States and these two Canadian schools. For a few tables it was clear that some US schools also were unable to provide these data and they were also not included in the calculation of means.

A number of schools were unable to supply ethnic data for students in every program they offered. While often having these data available for programs offered within their schools they frequently lacked the data for the categories of "Other Graduate" and "Other Undergraduate" which represent students from other programs within their university. Although means have been calculated for these tables, the number of schools excluded from these calculations results in the need for some caution in using those numbers.

The data in Tables II-4 submitted by Pittsburgh, Queens, and San Jose were edited slightly so that the figures agree with the data reported by those schools for Tables II-1 which is believed to contain the more accurate figures. These corrections were very minor and do not impact the data for these schools to any significant degree.